Music industry executive Russ Regan, who secured the record contracts that made both Neil Diamond and Elton John household names, died at the of 89 on May 27, his family confirmed.

Noting that Regan had achieved No. 1 hits in four successive decades, Variety reported that he had worked with the Motown, Uni, 20th Century and Polygram labels during a career that ran from the ‘60s until the ‘90s.

He also worked with the Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Smokey Robinson, and on the soundtrack for movies including This Is Spinal Tap.

Source : ClassicRock Pages